I Rest My Case – Again
Rush Limbaugh is famous for referring to much of the Press as the “Drive-By Media”. His intent is to indicate that dishonest News outlets get only a scent of news yet construct entire stories out of what they want America to believe – let the facts be damned. It can be likened to a reporter passing the scene of an accident and without knowing any details, relates to the public his or her imagined telling of the events.
I make mention of this malady in my 2016 Book, “Groupthink vs. Truth”:
As much as one might want to believe that news reporting organizations that give you news and opinions would do so with an unbiased and straightforward intent - today, nothing could be further from the truth.
Media telling the truth is vital for the common people - the ones pulling election levers or filling in boxes at the local polling place – to get the correct information in order to make the most rational and reasonable electoral choices.
Again, nothing could be further from the truth.
Within the book’s Summary I talk about ignorance of the American voter:
The problem confronting us are those who vote in overwhelming numbers – not based on research about the candidates or the historical actions taken by those seeking office – but by the irrational, uneducated, uninformed and woefully ignorant masses whose main voting objective is “what’s in it for me?”
The purpose then and still today is that many Americans totally allow others to do their thinking for them and do not use the myriad of information tools to gather Truth. So, what we can often get is people merely reading a headline and surmising what the facts are merely from that headline – much as the Drive-by Media does daily.
My example is one taken from the Notes I take on Political events. I call this record-keeping, “Pearls from the Proletariat” because I will copy a headline link then copy some of the commentary from folks around the nation. Overwhelmingly, any Press today that is Leftwing draws an abundance of comments echoing the sentiments of the factual-or-not report that supports even wild assumptions.
It’s like Nancy Pelosi talking about Donald Trump’s phone call with the Ukrainian President, announcing to America the crimes he committed during his conversation. Then comes the commentary, mostly calling Trump a liar, a Dictator, a criminal, a traitor – well, you name it – he gets the Royal Guillotine from most of the Press and their sycophants. Actually, I cannot recount a single conversation with a Liberal that bore a scintilla of Truth. But, that really doesn’t seem to bother them.
Following are my notations from this day, September 30, 2019.
From My “Pearls from the Proletariat” Records. I like to copy a story link and see people’s reaction, whether they lean Right or Left. All too often the ignorance of those leaning Left comes fully into display. The headline of the story follows. Then a reader’s reaction. Then I copy the first two paragraphs of the report and understand the Leftwinger must have never got past the headline in order to make a judgment. This is what the Left is all about – acting without thinking and swallowing the Media Kool-aid. My comments are in parenthesis.
Biden seeks to bar Giuliani from TV news, after Trump lawyer alleges possible Biden corruption
Giuliani goes on TV and slanders Biden. The Biden camp objects. Somehow this becomes Biden trying to "bar" Giuliani from TV. Inane logic.
(But this is in the first two paragraphs of the report)
Joe Biden's presidential campaign requested in a letter on Sunday that major news networks not invite President Trump's personal attorney Rudy Giuliani anymore, after Giuliani spent the morning on a series of talk shows aggressively highlighting what he called Biden's apparently corrupt dealings in Ukraine and China.
The Biden campaign wrote to NBC News, CBS News, Fox News and CNN to voice "grave concern that you continue to book Rudy Giuliani on your air to spread false, debunked conspiracy theories on behalf of Donald Trump," according to The Daily Beast, which first reported the existence of the letter.
(It certainly proves the belief; you see what you want to see and hear what you want to hear)
(Now a comment from one who actually read the first two paragraphs of the report)
Do you see the irony here? Biden wants to quiet Giuliani? Biden and his left-wing Democratic colleagues have no issue at all with Congress members and its favored media outlets (CNN leads) slinging statements and remarks all over the place. And, false statements at that.
This same day delivers a report by the Whistleblower’s lawyer debunking a 60 Minutes report that the Whistleblower is under Federal protection for fear of his or her safety. The lawyer tell us 60 Minutes is making up the story. But how does Matt Drudge handle it?
It is the top headline on his site today, embellished in red to gather attention. Somewhere we lost Matt Drudge to Trump Derangement Syndrome. As a matter of fact, each of the linked stores above, save the last, are anti-Trump.
The entire purpose of this article is that people have information available but stop at the information supporting what they want to believe, not what is true. Do you need more proof that people refuse to think for themselves?
Consider this report by those at campusreform.org. They send a reporter to Marymount University in Virginia and ask if they believe Donald Trump should be impeached. It appears each of these academic high-achievers agree with Trump being impeached. Then they asked what he should be impeached for. Let the idiocy ensue:
VIDEO: Students say impeach Trump…but can’t give reason why
Again, this simply reinforces what I have been saying for years. The more tools available to know the truth and the less truth is known. If you can figure this out I want to know how you did it. Why? Well, guess why.